Posted on November 22, 2011 at 8:54 AM
SOUTHERN CHEF PAULA DEEN
Holiday decorations are finally in their place and now it's time to develop a special and delicious menu for the traditional holiday meal. It doesn't have to be hectic to make a beautiful and inviting table that friends and family will enjoy.
Paula Deen, celebrity cook, author and TV personality known for her Œdown-home' personality and traditional Southern cooking will be LIVE from The Grove Park Inn in Asheville, North Carolina. She will invite viewers to think more strategically about how to pare down during the holidays and think of their Œgo to' dishes (easier recipes made to impress) so that the host and hostess can enjoy the festivities.
In 1990, Paula opened her own restaurant, The Lady and Sons, which has gained accolades from critics and media alike. The USA Today named The Lady and Sons 1999 "International Meal of the Year." Paula's business continues to flourish with a series of successful cookbooks including her 2007 autobiographical, It Ain't All About the Cooking and her second book, Savannah Style. Southern Cooking Bible is her most recent book. Paula was named the Grand Marshall of the 2010 Rose Bowl in Pasadena. Today Deen has four TV shows, for which she has won two Emmy's, that run concurrently on the Food Network, including the latest, "Paula's Best Dishes," which launched in 2008.
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VICTORIA SNEE/ HOSTESS GIFTS
A big part of the hustle and bustle of the holidays are the numerous holiday gatherings we attend with family and friend,s. Of course, you can never arrive empty handed but that old bottle of wine just doesn’t seem so creative anymore. Show the hostess with the mostess how happy you are with the invite with a truly original hostess gift. We’ll share great holiday hostess gift ideas.
UPTOWN POPCORN –
Several different holiday popcorn flavors in a variety of canisters and bags. Flavors include white chocolate peppermint, peppermint bark and reindeer food (red, green and white non-flavored candy popcorn)
PAPER SOURCE –
The Corkcicle--can chill any bottle of wine in just 15 minutes--$24.95
Memory books for mom, dad and grandparents--$9.95
"I Am Grateful For" wreaths and cards
Ginger Ways gift set
Breville One Touch teamaker--like a coffee maker for tea drinkers--adjusts the water temperature for each specific kind of tea it makes including green, black, white and herbal--$249
Opening the Doors Tea collection--$69.95
WILLIAMS SONOMA –
All of these gift ideas are under $25:
Chocolate peppermint cookie mix, Gingerbread Spice Quick Bread, Peppermint Bark Ice Cream starter, Peppermint Bark cookies, Salted Caramel hot chocolate mix, Santa Globe filled with candy
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